Element Assignment Character, Prop & Line Requirements
At the Kickoff Event we will announce a character, a prop and a line of dialogue just a few minutes before the Official Filmmaking Period begins.
These elements must be included in your film.
The elements will vary from city to city, but in each location ALL teams will have the same required elements. It's up to each team to decide how to integrate them into their own film. Teams compete for most creative use of these elements.
Examples of Previous Characters
Wayne or Wanda Hooper, Collector Baltimore, Maryland 2011
Simon or Sally Dawkins, Photographer Melbourne, Australia 2013
Claire or Clarence Tilden, Hotel Employee Jacksonville, Florida 2012
Charles or Charlene Brennan, Dog Walker Phoenix, Arizona 2007
Examples of Previous Props
an iron Portland, Oregon 2012
a watch Providence, Rhode Island 2006
a ring Minneapolis, Minnesota 2012
an egg Cincinnati, Ohio 2006
Examples of Previous Lines
There's no time to lose. Richmond, Virginia 2013
I need a drink. Machinima 2008
There's only one way to know for sure. Columbus, Ohio 2014
Don't tell me what to do. Austin, Texas 2011
The required line of dialogue must be heard or seen - it may be written. It may be in a foreign language; however if it is not clear that this is the required line, it should be translated.
The required character does not have to be the star, but we must actually see him/her on the screen. Name tags, etc. are not necessary so long as the audience can infer who he/she is.
The required prop must be seen, and it should be used in your film in some way.
Adherence to Assignment
Did you know judges base part of their scores on a film’s adherence to assignment? This refers to the genre and required elements.
Elements in Credits Do Not Count
The required elements must appear in the story of your film. Use of the elements only in the end credits will NOT fulfill the requirement.